Serving tray

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Project by cd796 posted 2186 days ago 1574 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again everyone, it has been awhile since I posted. I saw the announcement for this contest and my wife had been asking and asking for one of this to go with the bar I had built (see previous projects) so what better time to make one.
This serving tray is made from walnut and cherry with handles of blood wood. The bottom is a very light walnut and cherry in a checkerboard style with the inlay of a hummingbird in the center. The overall dimensions are 22in X 121/2 in X 5/8 the sides are angled at 26 degree’s there is no stain on this, I like walnut a cherry to be finished naturally. I did put 1 coat of clear Generals Seal A Cell (I like the way it “pop’s” the grain) on then finished with 4 coats of lacquer. I sprayed it with lacquer because I was already spraying another large bar I was finishing up for a client. Hope you like it.

-- Craig, Riverside California -- There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

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#1 posted 2185 days ago

Great looking tray! The hummingbird inlay is beautiful.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 2185 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 2185 days ago

Great looking tray. I really like to wood combination. Is that inlay the one they sell at Rocler? I was looking
at one the last time I was there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2185 days ago

this looks great…now I gotta go check out your bar…is that CLOS DUBOIS WINe? From NAPA?

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#5 posted 2185 days ago

That’s a great looking tray.

What’s the reason to angle the sides? Is it looks or engineering??

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#6 posted 2185 days ago

Thanks you everyone, Gary, it is the one from Rockler I have had it for about 5 years waiting for something to put it in!

Betsy, the angle are a little of both looks and engineering, I liked the way the angled sides looked when it was laying on the bench in pieces.

Napaman, It is CLOS DUBOIS, I thought the white looked beter in the picture, I was going to use PAUL HOBBS Cab, but my wife said use the white.

-- Craig, Riverside California -- There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

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#7 posted 2185 days ago

Nice looking tray. The handles are a nice touch.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 2185 days ago

Nice looking tray, I like the wood combo and the inlay.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 2185 days ago

Beautiful tray. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 2184 days ago

The tray itself is gorgeous – the design and the inlay… and the photos /setting really show off the beauty of your creation. Well done

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#11 posted 2184 days ago


Terrific tray! I love the overall appearance, and the effort you put into it.

I went to, and graduated, from UCR, many, many eons ago – and even many more moons! : )

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#12 posted 2184 days ago

Exceptionally nice, I like the inlay…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 2184 days ago

Thank you to all for your nice comments!

-- Craig, Riverside California -- There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2182 days ago

A beautiful creation, & a great job of inlaying.

Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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